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Okanagan Nation Declaration
We, the Okanagan Nation make this declaration today as a sign for every generation to come, Therefore we herby declare that:
We are the unconquered aboriginal peoples of this land our mother; The creator has given us our mother, to enjoy, to manage and to protect; We the first inhabitants, have lived with our mother from time immemorial; Our Okanagan Governments have allowed us to share equally in the resources of our mother; We have never given up our rights to our mother, our mother's resources, our governments, our religion; We will survive and continue to govern our mother and her resources for the good of all for all time.

ONA_Who We Are

Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.



  • Call for Syilx Okanagan Nation Artists

    Request for Quotation/Proposal

    CALL FOR PROPOSAL: ONA is inviting interested Syilx Artists to provide a proposal  for the purpose of showcasing Syilx Okanagan Nation Peoples whether contemporary or traditional association. 

    The requirements set out below at three specific locations…

  • Okanagan Nation is Seeking Support in Locating Missing Youth Suzan Clark

    The Okanagan Nation is pleading with the public to come forward if you have seen or know the whereabouts of Suzan Clark. Suzan Clark, whom also goes by Emily Rain or Angel Rain, was in the protective custody of the…


    September 17, 2014 

    The k] cpә’lk’ stim’ Salmon Hatchery, part of the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) sockeye reintroduction program, will have its Grand Opening on September 20th at 1pm. The hatchery is located on the Penticton Indian Band reserve lands…